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ERIC Number: ED200468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 323
Abstractor: N/A
Daring to Dream: Law and the Humanities for Elementary Schools.
Falkenstein, Lynda Carl, Ed.; Anderson, Charlotte, C., Ed.
Approximately 60 articles discuss the need and rationale for and ways of accomplishing a revival of civic learning in elementary school. The premise of the book is that creative law and humanities programs in elementary schools can help create a more equitable, just, and humane world. Articles are presented in six major categories--Origins and Directions; Children's Learning; Schools and Schooling; Introducing, Nurturing, and Maintaining; Evaluation; and Looking Ahead. Titles include "Social and Political Thinking in Children: Implications for Law and Humanities Education,""Real Problem Solving through Law and Humanities Education,""Law-Related Education and Elementary Social Studies Programs,""Nonverbal Tactics for Teaching about Law and the Humanities,""Law and Values in American Society," and "Program Evaluation: A Collage of Views." For each of the six sections, an introduction is presented which offers a broad outline of major topics covered by the various papers within the section. In addition, each section concludes with a section entitled "Bringing it Together." The document concludes with a brief general synthesis of the papers in which essential ideas and themes are combined into a statement of basic areas requiring attention. These areas include the need for long-range planning by project staffs, the development of elementary materials suitable to the elementary school context, a stronger commitment to and utilization of evaluation methods, and more attention to the hidden curriculum. (DB)
Circulation Department, American Bar Association, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 ($9.95 paper copy).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
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